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by HungFist
29 Dec 2018, 15:39
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Masashi Ishibashi
Replies: 1
Views: 144

R.I.P. Masashi Ishibashi

The man who played villain in almost every Toei karate film ever made, who gave Chiba the opponent he needed and helped choreograph films like The Street Fighter, and who according to a story used to drop by at Masutatsu Oyama's dojo on his way home as guest instructor, is gone. He was 85 years old ...
by HungFist
25 Dec 2018, 15:56
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610653

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Flight viewing: part 1 The Meg (USA, 2018) [Flight] - 3/5 Jaws for today's kids: Statham vs. giant CGI shark. Very watchable nevertheless. It's a bit amusing how clearly this was aimed at the Chinese markets... the last 30 minutes in spoken mainly in Chinese! Skyscraper (USA, 2018) [Flight] - 3/5 Th...
by HungFist
24 Dec 2018, 10:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I didn't even know about those Wicked Reporter films. Seems like the DVDs are long OOP and not available for rental.

I only saw my first Mochizuki film, Minazuki, a few weeks ago. Won't be my last one! Really liked that one.
by HungFist
23 Dec 2018, 16:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I'm in complete agreement about the Roman Pornos. I'd love to see the Sex Rider sequel surface some day. Maybe I should ask Toei Channel :lol: As for the Delinquents, it's been a decade since I saw those two. I rated them higher but I also recall the 2nd film being the weakest. The 立看 poster is one ...
by HungFist
22 Dec 2018, 17:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610653

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Two movies I watched just before a 10 hour flight :lol: Non-Stop (USA, 2014) [Netflix] - 4/5 Dynamite Liam Neeson thriller never lets go once it gets going. Superb entertainment, other than the C-grade CGI effects at the end. Also, the storyline might not make logical sense in closer inspection, but...
by HungFist
22 Dec 2018, 14:41
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!
Replies: 201
Views: 57405

Re: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!

Arrow has finally announced the long awaited Sister Street Fighter set. NEW UK/US/CA TITLE: Sister Street Fighter Collection (Blu-ray) Genre entertainment of the highest order, the Sister Street Fighter films are a wild ride through some of the best exploitation cinema Japan produced in the 1970s. P...
by HungFist
18 Dec 2018, 15:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

13 Steps of Maki (若い貴族たち 13階段のマキ) (Japan, 1975) [TV] - 4/5 Nothing much to add that hasn't already been said about this one. Ultra sleazy and violent bad girl / martial arts film that absolutely needs to get a DVD/BD release. :thumbs: Laplace's Witch (ラプラスの魔女) (Japan, 2018) [BD] - 1.5/5 The latest ...
by HungFist
17 Dec 2018, 12:19
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 428
Views: 335914

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Cool. Thanks. Small correction, though: it's parts 3-8 that are getting low priced in February. 1&2 already went low before, I think.

In addition to the parts 1-6 above, I've also seen part 8 (not very good). Got part 7 in the digital pile waiting for viewing.
by HungFist
16 Dec 2018, 02:06
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Young Vagabond (Hong Kong, 1985) [Netflix] - 1.5/5 The youth of Beggar Su (Gordon Liu) depicted as a b-grade kung fu comedy. There are some good moments (e.g. a funny dinner scene where the girl's father and the boyfriend realize they've met before... in a brothel!) but the whole thing is so di...
by HungFist
16 Dec 2018, 02:02
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 599
Views: 472539

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Guro Taku wrote:
14 Dec 2018, 16:46
In summary, at least a 4/5. Give it another go.
My dad used to say something like "I guess I'd rather do that than get beaten up" :lol:

Thanks for the background info, though. I never knew nor bothered to find out about that.
by HungFist
14 Dec 2018, 16:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610653

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Killer Elite (UK/AU, 2011) [Netflix] - 3/5
Mediocre action mayhem elevated by an intriguing early 80s England setting and an unexpectedly good villain/opponent (Clive Owen). DeNiro is good, too. Supposedly based on a true story, possibly all made-up - that's just the way it should be.
by HungFist
09 Dec 2018, 12:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

While the Women Are Sleeping (女が眠る時) (Japan, 2016) [Netflix] - 2/5 Rarely do you see a potent thriller lose its way as badly as this Wayne Wang Japan entry does. A novelist and his wife run into a creepy old man (Takeshi Kitano) vacationing with a sexy teenage girl (Shioli Kutsuna) in a resort. Wha...
by HungFist
08 Dec 2018, 15:28
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 599
Views: 472539

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Thanks for posting those. So, they are doing airbrushing now? Seriously, for fuck's sake. Those women without nipples are disturbing. How are you supposed to explain to a kid why they have breasts without nipples? Wish they'd just slap some text or credits over the boobs (like Toei sometimes does) i...
by HungFist
07 Dec 2018, 15:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610653

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Wheelman (USA, 2018) [Netflix] - 3.5/5 A getaway driver receives a threatening call while on a gig. Tightly paced at just 82 minutes and claustrophobically filmed almost entirely from inside the car, this is less an action film and more of a tense, well written thriller with a good leading performa...
by HungFist
04 Dec 2018, 14:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Onsen osana geisha (温泉おさな芸者) (Japan, 1974) [DVD] - 1.5/5 The 6th and final Hot Springs Geisha film, somehow as tame if not even tamer than the 1968 Teruo Ishii original. This was directed by the walking definition of mediocre Ryuichi Takamori who sabotaged a whole bunch of Sonny Chiba films. Occasi...
by HungFist
02 Dec 2018, 12:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

No, I haven't read them, and no, my Japanese wouldn't be up to reading novels anyway, except veeery slooowly :lol:
by HungFist
02 Dec 2018, 11:46
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Eye's Dream (Dream of Eyeball) (Hisayasu Sato, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 3332

Re: The Eye's Dream (Dream of Eyeball) (Hisayasu Sato, 2016)

Not very high on my watch list, but I might see it some day. Thanks for the review.
by HungFist
02 Dec 2018, 11:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610653

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Outsider (USA, 2018) [Netflix] - 3.5/5 A highly entertaing twist to the usual yakuza film formula with Jared Leto as gaijin yakuza in 1950s Osaka and Kobe. The unusual protagonist adds a constant tension to a film that, with its depictions of Japanese yakuza, police and prison guards as corrupt...
by HungFist
28 Nov 2018, 07:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Wicked City (妖獣都市) (Japan, 1987) [DVD] - 3/5 Horror anime misses its noir potential by being too fast paced and technically video-like; however, it's packed with impressively grotesque monster imagery and explicit sex. Yoshihiro Nishimura seems to have been highly influenced by this when he made To...
by HungFist
24 Nov 2018, 15:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4647
Views: 420205

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Hero (Hong Kong, 1997) [Netflix] - 3.5/5 Zany early 1900s Shanghai epic and Corey Yuen remake of Boxer From Shantung with fun action and awesome production values, maybe one of the last breaths of that 90s Hong Kong cinema insanity that was soon be lost. Takeshi Kaneshiro is the lead, Yuen Biao co-...
by HungFist
24 Nov 2018, 15:22
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Red Blade (2018) (Ishihara, Sono, Sakaguchi, Shimomura)
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Red Blade (2018) (Ishihara, Sono, Sakaguchi, Shimomura)

I was thinking about the exact same thing when I saw that :lol:
by HungFist
24 Nov 2018, 14:38
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 135
Views: 46432

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

Also on my travels I stopped by in Cinema Vera . Unfortunately they no longer play double features. That beautiful, traditional system came to its end last summer. What we get now is a set of 5 or 6 films played every day in different order for a week. The prices went up as well as now you have to a...
by HungFist
24 Nov 2018, 14:10
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Red Blade (2018) (Ishihara, Sono, Sakaguchi, Shimomura)
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Red Blade (2018) (Ishihara, Sono, Sakaguchi, Shimomura)

High school girl ninja action by Takahiro Ishihara (Snake of Violence), starring some gravure girl Yuka Ogura, with Tak Sakaguchi in supporting role. http://redblade-movie.com/pc/ The website and trailer do some serious name dropping... Sion Sono is credited for the concept/idea, Yuji Shimomura/Tak ...
by HungFist
22 Nov 2018, 15:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9833
Views: 610653

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Turbo Kid (Canada / Australia, 2012) [Netflix] - 2/5
Post-modern post-apocalypse with the world's most irritating female side-kick is worth enduring for its super fun splatter effects.
by HungFist
22 Nov 2018, 14:11
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan
Replies: 135
Views: 46432

Re: Retro Cinemas and Cult Films in Japan

Of course Lone Wolf was not the only thing I saw in Laputa Asagaya. I went there early in the morning to catch the entertaining 1957 Toho thriller The Decoy with Ryo Ikebe using his wife as a decoy to catch escaped prisoner Makoto Sato. https://sketchesofcinema.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/lap8.jpg I...